Sneak attack into Singapore harbour
26th September 1943: Australian Special Forces canoe into Singapore harbour and place limpet mines on seven Japanese ships overnight
The Commando attack on shipping in the French port of Bordeaux - Operation Frankton - became well known due to the film 'Cockleshell Heroes'. A very similar attack - Operation Jaywick - by Australia’s ‘Z Special Unit’ (special forces drawn from the Army and Navy) on Japanese ships in Singapore Harbour took place on the night of 26th September.
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